Society of Interventional Radiology Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant
Supported by Navilyst Medical
This grant program, named after Ernest J. Ring, MD, the founder of the SIR Foundation, is designed to provide support to junior Interventional Radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research. The goal of this program is to have the grant recipient subsequently obtain additional funding from other sources, e.g., National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2012
All applications must be submitted online.
This grant provides $50,000 a year for two years. The second year of funding is contingent on satisfactory review of a first year progress report.
Grant funding will be made to junior full-time faculty members, with a MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree in educational institutions in the United States and Canada. Applications from non-Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) members will be considered, but such applications are required to have significant input and involvement by an SIR member.
Applicants should be individuals who have not yet been recognized as independent investigators or recipients of major grant support (i.e., current grants exceeding $50,000). Those in residencies or fellowships or those generally considered advanced students in training rather than full-time faculty are not eligible for this grant. Applicants must be within the first five years of their initial faculty appointment after having completed all formal training. Only applicants holding a position up to and including the assistant professor level at the time of application are eligible.
Applications will be accepted from citizens of the United States or Canada or those who have permanent resident status therein. Permanent residents must submit documentation of their status. If an applicant is at an institution in the US or Canada and is on a visa, a letter from the department chair guaranteeing completion of the project will be required.
The grant may be applied towards the applicant’s salary and it is expected that the applicant will have a minimum of 30% dedicated research time. Only one application may be submitted in a given year from each institution. Backing by the applicant’s chair is required. In addition, the applicant must have a mentor who will guide and supervise the proposed research. The mentor should have documented research interests and accomplishments in the applicant’s research area and must hold a position at the assistant professor level or higher.
Society of Interventional Radiology
3975 Fair Ridge Drive Suite 400 North
Fairfax, Virginia 22033